Robin S.

Robin Shay brings more than 20 years’ experience in the teaching of reading to Urban Teachers. As a clinical faculty member in literacy with the Johns Hopkins School of Education in Baltimore, she instructs new teachers in an array of techniques to help students learn to read, improve comprehension and identify learning disabilities and delays. She is the co-author of “Drifter,” a decodable storybook for beginning readers used in a variety of curricula. She has previously served as a reading specialist at the Wilkes School, the Collington Square School and New Song Academy in Baltimore and the Key School in Annapolis.

She earned a master of education from the Johns Hopkins School of Education and attended Davidson College before earning a bachelor’s from Randolph Macon Women’s College. She coaches new teachers in implementing strategies proven to increase student engagement and achievement. She believes that all students deserve effective, engaging and evidence-based instruction and advocates for integrating other content areas in reading instruction.

• Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Master of Education in Special Education
• Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Bachelor of Arts

Academic positions
• Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Urban Teachers Clinical Faculty Member for Literacy, Baltimore, 2014- to the present

Other professional positions
• Strategic Education Research Partnership, School-based Research Assistant, Baltimore Word Generation, 2012-14
• The Wilkes School, Baltimore, Learning Resource Teacher, 2010-12
• Foundations, Inc., Co-Director of After School Literacy Program at Father Charles Hall School, Baltimore, 2010
• Collington Square School, Reading Resource Teacher, Baltimore, 2008-10
• New Song Academy, Reading Specialist, Baltimore, 2003 – 08
• Fonics Fun, Severna Park, MD, Co-author of “Drifter,” 1999-2003
• The Key School, Annapolis, MD, Learning Specialist, 1987- 2002

Teaching experience
• Field Experience
• Literacy Practicum